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What can we learn from the recent cybersecurity incidents?
Date: Jan 30, 2018   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Cyber-threats have become increasingly complex, inflicting high monetary and reputational damages to institutions that, despite various measures, are forced to plan “catch up” to the advanced technology of criminals. As regulators expand advisories, the institutions now need stronger multi-layered cyber-resilient initiatives.
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Creating the next level of client engagement with the Internet of Things
Date: Jan 29, 2018   |   Author: Chris Kapfer | Research Note
The Internet of Things offers potential opportunities in retail and corporate banking and will fuel the rise of new types of clients in the form of smart cities and autonomous artificial intelligence driven market agents.
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VietinBank: Rebuilding the technology foundation for future growth
Date: Jan 26, 2018   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Interviews
Leading the technology transformation in VietinBank, Tran Cong Quynh Lan, the bank’s deputy general director, explains the changes in its technology infrastructure and challenges it faced in the transformation process
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Will cryptocurrencies emerge from the shadows of regulation?
Date: Jan 10, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Opinion
Digital currencies have been hogging media headlines, with some countries jostling to attract start-ups in the cryptocurrency and underlying blockchain technology space. But will this bring cryptocurrencies into the mainstream?
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Are cryptocurrencies on the path to becoming mainstream?
Date: Jan 08, 2018   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Spurts in prices of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings over the last two years, with start-ups raising millions in minutes, have raised excitement and regulatory attention amid fear of “bubble” and potential losses.
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The need for a new generation of robo-advisors
Date: Dec 30, 2017   |   Author: Patrick Oberhaensli | Opinion
A strong rise of robo-advisors is often predicted within the next few years. But, looking at the current situation, the offerings typically use limited possibilities to managing assets and can potentially only satisfy specific needs.
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Fidor Bank's Kröner: "Interacting socially is at the heart of our DNA"
Date: Dec 14, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Interviews
Matthias Kröner, founder and chief executive officer of Fidor Bank, shares its plans for growth in Asia as the bank enters Singapore, after building a successful business in Europe
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Singapore goes more digital through NETS QR code
Date: Dec 13, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Round Up
Network for Electronic Transfers (Singapore) (NETS) looks to “take out as much cash as possible” as the company partners with seven banks in the country in launching a unified digital payment platform for NETS Quick Response (QR) code payments.



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